Asthma is a chronic, or long-term, disease that inflames and narrows the airways of your lungs.

About Asthma
Asthma is a chronic, or long-term, disease that inflames and narrows the airways of your lungs.
Asthma causes a variety of symptoms that can worsen at any time, making breathing difficult.
Not all asthma is the same.

Asthma may be different for different people. Your healthcare provider may identify your type of asthma based on how often you have symptoms, nighttime awakenings, how often you’re using your rescue inhaler, if your asthma is keeping you from doing your normal activities, and how well you’re breathing, based on a breathing test.

Types of asthma
- Intermittent asthma - If your asthma affects you twice a week or less, your asthma may be intermittent. It’s the mildest kind of asthma.
- Persistent asthma - Unlike intermittent asthma, with persistent asthma you may have symptoms and other limitations more often. Persistent asthma can be mild, moderate, or severe.
Causes of asthma
- Airway inflammation -When you have asthma, the airways of your lungs may be more sensitive to allergens and to irritants — like smoke and dust. This causes inflammation in the airways.
- Airway constriction -Airway constriction often accompanies inflammation.
- The effect of asthma -Together, the airway constriction and airway inflammation can result in common asthma symptoms that you may experience from time to time.

Asthma Symptoms
Wheezing - A whistling sound heard when breathing in or out.
Coughing - A cough that may not go away and often worsens at night or early morning.
Chest Tightness - Feeling as if something is squeezing or sitting on your chest.
Shortness of Breath - Feeling as though you can’t catch your breath.
Managing Asthma Every Day
- Reduce asthma triggers in your home as dust, mold, chemicals, smoke or fumes
- Take your asthma medication(s) as prescribed by your doctor.

Asthma Treatment Options
Many treatment options are available to help manage your asthma symptoms. Some medications reduce airway inflammation, while others relax the muscles around the airways to help relieve constriction. Both airway inflammation and airway constriction can cause asthma symptoms. Talk with your doctor about your treatment plan.
When taking medication
Some medicines can trigger asthma symptoms as aspirin, cold medicines and beta blockers or some medicines for blood pressure, heart problems, or anxiety. Talk to your healthcare provider about all of the medications you take

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